Bags packed, full tank of gas, maps in tow (or your favorite navigation app), and it's time to hit the road! Along the way are pit stops ranging from heart-pumping adventures to historical points of interest plus the necessities of food, lodging, and gas stations. The road trip of your dreams has officially begun. The pure excitement of stories to come gives you the feeling of butterflies in your stomach.
As you embark on your journey, each adventure is far greater than you ever expect. The adrenaline running through your body makes the long drive between adventures effortless. Next up on your itinerary you continue towards what will be a historical point of interest. Pulling into the parking lot, the place looks exactly like the pictures you've seen online and in travel brochures. After taking a guided tour, you gain a deeper understanding of the importance and history of this location which encourages you to
Glancing at your fuel gauge, you realize it is just about time to pull into a gas station. According to the map, the next station is ten minutes away. Once in view, you are presented with a choice between two gas stations. This is what you see:
Let's assume these are the exact same brand and quality of gas; which option would you choose?
(a.) Pay $2.79, stay on the same side of the road, saves a little bit of time, receive less gas.
(b.) Pay $1.99, travel to opposite side of the road, takes a few minutes longer, receive more gas.
There is no right or wrong answer here. Simply put, you have choices that each have their own results. When a person makes the choice to improve their nutritional lifestyle, it is the beginning of a journey similar to the one above. Where heart-pumping adventures become each goal you set and achieve, historical points of interest in the form of information you learn about the inter workings of nutrition from a coach or dietitian, as well as food, lodging, and gas stations relate to how you eat and sleep in relation to your goals.
To tie this all together, Choosing option (a.) from a nutritional view is the equivalent of going out to eat and ordering chicken breast, mashed potatoes, and broccoli for $9.99. While this can be convenient and save you time from being in the kitchen, it will yield a small portion of food on your plate. Choosing option (b.) would give you that exact same meal for $2.00, more time to cook the food yourself, but a much larger portion of food on your plate. Just a little something for you to consider on The Road Trip Ahead.